Merge with others

I am actually too tired to write now. My bones are aching, my face is warm from the sun and my eyelids are concrete curtains ready to drop at any moment. I just got back from a few hours of sea kayaking with my friends and as the golden sun hit their faces I smiled from a place I have not smiled from in a long time.

Happiness is only real when shared…

I have been keeping to myself a lot lately, thinking I’ve had stuff to figure out. But really, the major conclusions I have made have been in the presence of others and in moments when I have least expected insight.

Why does he love music so much? Is it because of the closeness and the breathing space at the same time? Because it asks for nothing?

Am I choosing to be alone because of comfort? Are my insecurities holding me back from experiencing a life I’ve always wanted?

Some people fear loneliness, others companionship. But whatever it is, we should go towards it. Let it strip us, unwrap us and reveal us.

For that is facing truth. And truth is what we fear the most.

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I come to you without me, come to me without you.

Self is the thorn in the sole of the soul.

Merge with others,

If you stay in self, you are a grain, you are a drop,

If you merge with others, you are an ocean, you are a mine.

by Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi